Sunday Evening Dog Blogging

Sunday, November 28th, 2010

Bought a new couch this week. I wasn’t happy with the one I had, and I saw one I liked on sale. So I now have two, at least until I can sell the old one. Daisy has been a bit overwhelmed by the doubling of her napping space. So she’s been alternating between couches.

Other dog news this week: She caught a squirrel during one of our walks. For her, this was a glorious, long-sought triumph. For me, it was a mess. She maimed the thing, but didn’t really know what to do with it once she had it. Which means I had to euthanize it. This was traumatic, because it was really difficult to find a tiny squirrel vein in which to put the syringe. I’m kidding. I used a log. And it was gross. Try not to think of her savage beastliness while you look at the cute pictures.

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14 Responses to “Sunday Evening Dog Blogging”

  1. #1 |  Tony | 

    That last picture has “deal with it” flavor to it. Daisy’s like, “Yeah, I fucked up that squirrel, deal with it.”.

  2. #2 |  anne | 

    Had to do the same thing once, though it was a cat and mouse. Agonized over the method and whether or not to do it at all. Finally used a bowl of water and tongs to hold the little sucker under. Very unpleasant.

  3. #3 |  C.E. | 

    Great. Now how many squirrels are there left?

  4. #4 |  Mike Healy | 

    About 400 gazillion. Bushy-tailed tree rats. Can someone tell me what ecological niche they occupy? Anyway, nice work, Daisy!

  5. #5 |  Carl-Bear Bussjaeger | 

    @ #4 | Mike Healy
    “Can someone tell me what ecological niche they occupy?”

    Little fuzzy terrorists, generally targeting infrastructure. And bird feeders.

  6. #6 |  Aresen | 

    Bushy-tailed tree rats. Can someone tell me what ecological niche they occupy?

    Cat food. Owl & raptor fodder. Snake bait.

    My complements to Daisy. She has rid the world of one more terrorist than the DHS.

  7. #7 |  Boyd Durkin | 

    Typical Americans. You invade their homeland and then call them terrorists.

  8. #8 |  Lori Wilson | 

    Only 1 squirrel? My #2 dog (of 4) is a squirrel killing machine! It’s gotten to the point that I don’t let her out in the yard during the fall acorn gathering season! She once killed 11 of the little buggers in one week. The other 3 are inept to the point of hilarity. Simone once got me back by putting a live captive in my bed! Catching and killing the poor thing took over an hour with four furry helpers to help/hinder me.

  9. #9 |  John C. Randolph | 

    Am I a bad person for laughing out loud at the squirrel euthanasia gag?


  10. #10 |  Ken | 


  11. #11 |  Rob McMillin | 

    Maddy killed a half-dozen birds the first month we had her, including goldfinches. I think she wasn’t sure we were going to keep feeding her, so she wanted to be sure.

  12. #12 |  Joel | 

    My youngest dog concentrates on rabbits; squirrels seem beneath his notice. He never leaves incriminating bodies behind, having really developed a taste for them.

  13. #13 |  markm | 

    Mike: Isn’t squeaky dog toy an ecological niche?

    Joel: That reminds me of a Labrador retriever I once owned. He felt he was too big to bother with squirrels, but a flash of cottontail and he’d be off into the woods at 30mph. There was no telling if he’d caught it or not – unless he left part of supper in the bowl that night.

  14. #14 |  Dave | 

    “tiny veins” Ha!

    Our part-time cat (neighbor travels for business, we keep his cat) once brought home a still-living chipmunk to my wife. She called me crying and asking what she should do with it. I suggested she euthanize it. Her response ;”Oh god, how?”

    I said, “Use the cheese grater.”

    She didn’t think it was as funny as I thought it was.

    (The chipmunk revived and escaped. Although I’m pretty sure I saw it get eaten by a hawk a few days later.)